Westminster Social Policy Forum

Next steps for the Northern Powerhouse - investment, infrastructure and economic growth

Morning, Friday, 26th October 2018

Central Manchester

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders to assess next steps for the Northern Powerhouse, and for supporting regional growth across the North of England.


It will be an opportunity to discuss key themes emerging from the Transport for the North (TfN) consultation on its Strategic Transport Plan for the North on transport connectivity and economic growth including strategic development corridors, a long term rail strategy, a new system of integrated and smart travel, and major road network improvements. The seminar will also be an opportunity to discuss the allocation of the £400 million of extra transport funding, which includes £100 million towards local road schemes to reduce congestion and £300 million of funding for Northern Powerhouse Rail.


Delegates will also discuss the initial impact of the introduction of Metro Mayors in the region, as well as the future for governance in the Powerhouse as government enters into discussions with the Liverpool City Region and Tees Valley to explore scope for further devolution, and with the Sheffield City Region electing its first Metro Mayor.



Guest of Honour

Henri Murison

Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Guest of Honour

Henri Murison

Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Keynote Speakers

Deborah McLaughlin

Managing Director, Real Estate Projects, Real Estate and Infrastructure, Capita

Barry White

Chief Executive, Transport for the North

Chairs

Kevin Hollinrake MP

Member of Parliament for Thirsk and Malton and Co-Chair, Northern Powerhouse All-Party Parliamentary Group

Julie Elliott MP

Member of Parliament for Sunderland Central and Co-Chair, Northern Powerhouse All-Party Parliamentary Group

Speakers

Sue Barnard

Senior Relationship Manager, British Business Bank

Marian Sudbury

Director, Exports and Investment, Northern Powerhouse, Department for International Trade

Councillor Judith Blake

Leader, Leeds City Council

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell

President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Manchester